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Mar 14, 2013 12:00am PDT
. >> reporter: it is quiet right now, it is symbolic of a changing catholic church. the bells were ringing and people were singing here at the san jose church to celebrate the first latin american pope. it is something they have waited 20 centuries for. >> i think that this particular pope would have deeper sympathies and understanding of what it it is to be a child of an immigrant and hopefully our own children of immigrants can relate. >> the 1.2 billion catholics are from latin america. the faithful cried and prayed across argentina for the new pope francis who they knew as jorge, bergoglio, the archbishop of buenos aires. >> i spoke to my relatives and they are emotional and happy and pleased. they say he is a very, very inteligent man. he is not easy to manage. he is a person of principal. >> members of the argentine club of san jose toasted their new pope. >> i have a wait and see attitude toward this pope because he has a reputation for being an ultra conservative. an ultra conservative pope is not necessarily the remedy of what ales the catholic faith. >> my prayer is that this new
KOFY
Mar 24, 2013 9:00pm PDT
centers across america. >> work with the partners to make changes to reform the postal service in the future. >> ama: changing a law that requires the postal service to pay billions of dollars each year to find healthcare benefits for future retirees. >> commuters along the san mateo coast will have an easier drive. the tunnel at devil's slide will be officially open. they will celebrate the opening in pacifica and another location >> a record number of people hit the streets of oakland today for the oakland running festival. 9100 competitors joined the 5-k and full and half marathon and four person team relay. they were happy to see double the number of runners last year. they are usually new to the sport so there is an increase in interest in the race. women's winner set a record, finished in two hours, 47 minutes and 24 seconds. male winner is from berkeley, finished. >>> coming up video showing an aggressive shark penetrate ago diver's cage. a man watching the whole thing from feet away. one wrong turn leads to a rough ride. how a car ended up on a neighbor's roof. ♪ >> i
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Mar 27, 2013 12:00am PDT
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Mar 2, 2013 12:00am PST
what is happening on live doppler 7hd. >> we have the calm before the change. we have clear skies and clouds lurking offshore. they will be moving inland, and here is a reflection on how warm it was today. the temperatures are soaring around the bay area. 76 in santa rosa and record highs in oakland and santa cruz. right now we have clear skies. we are down to 46 in half moon bay, and as we go to another list of readings, temperatures in the 40s already at santa rosa and napa and fairfield. getting cool, but not cold. the seven-day forecast coming up a little later. >> thank you. a much different first friday in oakland. the evening art festival has been scaled back after a teen was shot and killed following last month's festivities. it is in a much smaller section of telegraph avenue five blocks from west grand to 27th. alan wang is live in oakland. alan, how did it go? >> one of the big changes is they shutdown the event an hour early. and they just reopened telegraph avenue about 20 minutes ago. there were questions as to whether the city could handle another event like this. a
KOFY
Mar 26, 2013 9:00pm PDT
. and equality is restored to the state of california. >> it is impossible to know with any certainty the changes that would be worked on society by redefining a fundamental institution like marriage. >>reporter: the debate started when san francisco began allowing gay cup toll get married nine years ago. and now the future of gay marriage is in the hand of the u.s. supreme court. good evening. those 9 justices are taking on a central issue in modern american life. gay marriage. and with it comes profound questions. what is a family. what is the purpose of marriag marriage. many bay area city like berkeley showed their support for the lgbt community by raising rainbow flag today. we have team coverage for you tonight beginning with 7 news reporter carolyn tyler at the supreme court in washington. >> pep rally of sorts took place throughout the morning both side who care deeply about the outcome of this landmark case. inside no argument. justices had hard hitting questions for the critic and supporters of prop 8. california ban on same sex marriage. >> you have sort of a reason for not incl
KOFY
Mar 18, 2013 9:00pm PDT
to say about the reorganization except to wonder how much real change it brings while the department remains seriously under staffed with 6 11 officers. chief jordan says district 4 in fruitvale is the beta test to try if you will before the program is rolled out to the rest of the city. this is abc 7 news. >> jap that's consulate stationed in san francisco will spend a year in jail for domestic violence. he plead in order contest to a pair of felony in a plea deal original faced up to 20 years in prison for more than a dozen charges. his wife accused him of sta stabbing her in the what happened a screw driver hitting her on the head with lap top slapping her in the face bruising her arm and thigh and throwing her from a car. guy jail time will start in may. >> new report explains why social shut down a school on friday. serious violations against universal preschool formerly known as sunny side infant preschool reported violations include the inappropriate swaddling of infants in cribs to confine them. using car seat instead of high chair and having too many children for the nu
KOFY
Mar 7, 2013 11:30am PST
that you are a changed man. >> done. >> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> welcome to our special coverage honoring the officers here on abc7 news. you are looking at a live picture of h.p. pavilion. thousands gathering for the memorial service for officer sergeant loran "butch" baker and detective elizabeth butter, two santa cruz police officers killed in the line of duty a week and a half ago. law enforcement officers from around the state are gathering. >> we will bring you complete live coverage for the next few hours of the memorial and the procession that has wrapped up. this is video of the 33-mile long procession that stretched two miles with 200 vehicles. it began at the santa cruz boardwalk this morning. >> travel on highway 17 to the h.p. pavilion, people were lined up saluting the fallen officers. we have crews spread out from the south bay to santa cruz. we will continue on, after our news would normally end at 11:30 and stay with the service until it is done. we are always streaming it live if you on abc7news.com. >> good morning on this sad day. >> 51
KOFY
Mar 16, 2013 9:00pm PDT
are on lookout for a shooter after a robbery took a violent turn. pope makes a push for a big change to the church philosophy. and a republican sees a fallout in his party after voicing support for same so... [ gasps ] these are sandra's "homemade" yummy, scrumptious bars. hmm? i just wanted you to eat more fiber. chewy, oatie, gooeyness... and fraudulence. i'm in deep, babe. you certainly are. [ male announcer ] fiber one. [ man ] excuse me miss. [ gasps ] this fiber one 90 calorie brownie has all the deliciousness you desire. the brownie of your dreams is now deliciously real. >>> good evening, i'm carolyn tyler in for ama daetz. we have breaking news this evening after a deadly crash at a racetrack in yuba county. two people were killed when a sprint car lost control at marysville race way park east of yuba city. the car slammed into the wall and hit two people. an announcer for the race said one of victim's johnson's 14-year-old cousin. the other victim is 68 years old and owns several cars in the race. it appears johnson's car had mechanical problems. >> tonight police are looki
KOFY
Mar 11, 2013 9:00pm PDT
judg decided a compliance director was needed to monitor further changes. that director is thomas frazier and he starts today. >> that's our obligation. thomas frazier had the capacity to did that. >> he's not the only one loo looking for results. >> well the balance is work of in progress if the city of oakland. >>reporter: refuse wren cummings is watching frazier too. in his role as community organizer he wants to find a balance between safe street and what he calls responsible policing. >> i think there's different kind of attitude. willingness to listen to the community and to be working if partnership. >>reporter: back at lucky barber shop the exclusion appears to be a simple as tight fade. >> i think we need more avenue and more areason a for to us get together to solve these problems. >>reporter: as compliance director frazier will earn annual salary of 2 70,000 dollars a year. also come with the authority to fire or demotel members of the police department. including the chief. at police headquarters this is 7 news. >> let's switch gear talk about the weather for a
KOFY
Mar 12, 2013 12:00am PDT
daughters bossy not our sons bossy we need to change this. >> also. facebook executive cheryl sandberg dives head first into the he shall of women and the way they are treated in the workplace. >> all that coming later on jimmy kimmel live. >> tonight on the show jennifer lopez bob and my dramatic one-on-one sit down with mark wahlberg who finally confesses that he 40's boston. i knew were people with sore throats have something new to say. ahh ! mmm ! ahh ! finally, there's cepacol sensations. serious sore throat medicine, seriously great taste. plus the medicine lasts long after the lozenge is gone. ahh ! mmm ! cepacol sensations. all across america. quantum with new power gel delivers brilliant shine, which cascade can't do. take the finish shine challenge and see what it can do for you. sf about. >> this week the head of the transportation security administration plans to defend his decision to allow some knives back on airplanes. the new tsa policy would allow fol foldable knives with blades up to 2.36 inches as carry on items. fen i was in. tsa head will testify before a hous
KOFY
Mar 12, 2013 9:00pm PDT
you how side michael finy shows you how it could change the way you >> good evening. 7 news at finance:00. spiking their drinks. police arrested a present ask teacherting sleeping pills in the toddler's cups. it happened at kitty academy in morgan hill. as heather explains, the parents of kids in that teacher's class are absolutely stunned by this news. and they are angry. police say 59-year-old oly sister resident worked off and on at the kidy academy for 5 years. worked in child care for 20. at the academy she was responsible for 10 children between the ages of 1 and two years old. friday morning she was getting ready for their arrival when a colleague noticed something strange. >> she is preparing water for them. and one of the other employees witnessed her putting something into this, these cups. not all but soil. police say she has admitted it was the adult sleeping pill. she was fared medley friday morning. police weren't notified until yesterday afternoon. and she was arrested at her home last tonight. police say it would have been better if they were cal
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Mar 19, 2013 9:00pm PDT
and lots of people want to change it. also selling used textbooks, today's ruling in a case brought by a california student. and... why an increasing number of elephant seal pupts are being treated [ male announcer ] fact: the 100% electric nissaneaf... is more fun than ever. sees better than ever. ♪ charges faster. and will charge. cool. and heat. from your phone. fact: leaf never needs gas. ever. good for the world. built in america. now, leaf's an easier choice than ever. ♪ shop at choosenissan.com. ♪ >> terry: seal puping season is out on the marin coast. wayne freedman says the marine center is already carrying for a dozen pups. >> these are the utterances they make. at the marin mammal center, they have elephant seals this time of the year. >> if charles darwin coined the term of natural selection this would be the variation as give natural selection a chance. >> many cases, it's not a matter of natural selection at all. it's a matter of human interfering with the process of these animals. >> other way, it's puping season 19 seals are on the way and more in distress. >>
KOFY
Mar 26, 2013 12:00am PDT
in the next few hours the drive from pacifica to half moon bay is going to change forever. 2 brand new tunnel about to open which will take traffic away from the treacherous road at devil slide. the new tunnel look a little definitely like tonight. the glowingize staring us down like that. 7 news reporter is live tonight in pacifica. sirnlt is a long time coming. >> yes and cal-trans now saying that those 2 tunnel should be open within the next 4 hours or so. it means drivers along highway 1 here heading to devil slide won't worry as much about the rock slide road closure or that white knuckle ride. >> tonight both tunnel through the slide area are all lit up. but not quite ready to handle drivers. for much of the evening traffic was backed up in both directions as cars had to take turns because highway 1 was reduced to a single lane. workers spending the last few hours laying down stripes shifting create barriers and making sure the angle of the road is correct. >> roughly between 1 and 3:00 a.m. thereabouts. confident open for the morning are your. >> definitely open for the morning
KOFY
Mar 17, 2013 9:00pm PDT
-hd. >> terrific weekend and we'll show you no returns but things will start to change in the next 36 hours as the cold front will bring the return of some rain. here is a live look from the bay bridge and highs today. it was 70 in concord as well as livermore. santa cruz, 73 degrees. we do have high clouds that are venturing in right now, just of the start of things that will hit us next 36 hours. san francisco right now with overcast skies, 53 degrees and 49 in half moon bay. when you can expect the raindrops to fall coming up in a little bit. >> carolyn: tonight police are asking your help they believed a man tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl. he is described as six feet tall and thin build and goatee. he was last seen driving a four-door car. he offered the girl a ride walking home from school. >> two ohio football players are heading to juvenile hall after the conviction on rape charges. they made apology in court after their conviction. >> reporter: 16-year-old breaking down in court after a judge convicted him and 17-year-old trent mayes of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old gi
KOFY
Mar 18, 2013 11:30am PDT
tried to allow bicycles on fridays in august and it was a tie. we had 37 percent opposed to changing the rules. we had 37 percent for changing the rules. that is why bart needs this second test. >> officials highly recommend participation in the survey after this test week saying the board will pay close attention to rider feedback. >> they want to see how this test week goes. we do have many board members that are passionate about bicycles just as our cyclists are. >> the input really could help break a tie in this situation so they have an online survey you can participate in, they have a phone number you can call if you want to express yourself that way. you can do it all the way until april 3rd. we have put all of that information on our website at abc7news.com. give bart your feedback. you have until april 3rd and then the bart board will talk about what to do. >> thank you. still ahead, a major announcement from former secretary of state, hillary clinton. why some political experts think it is a signal about her future. pope francis is meeting with someone he has a history with
KOFY
Mar 21, 2013 12:00am PDT
their families. new at 11:00, some big changes could be coming to yosemite national park. it is part of an environmental effort. the plan is to protect the iconic landscape. if approved it would ban bike and horse rentals in the park. the rink would be demolished and dozens of camp sites would be demolished. you can attend and put in your two cents. >>> coming up next, people going door-to-door with news that no one wants to hear. what these people are being told about the building they live in and why they say it is a matter of life and death. and a beach carpeted in red. what in the world is causing this very strange sight? and where we found joe montana and warren beatty hanging out tonight. and then late other "gym mooy kimmel --" jimmy kimmle live." >> thanks. the great ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] now's the time to save 5% off every day with your lowe's consumer credit card. knock on your door. pardon me, dd you know if you have an earthquake did you know your home is not safe? abc news reporter leslie leslie brinkley is live with the story. it is not exactly publisher's clearing
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Mar 23, 2013 9:00pm PDT
and they act appropriately in other scouts. >> one of speakers admitted the perception of gays is changing. >> and past and future of the roman catholic church came in a history making embrace. he visited pope been ticket. they prayed together and spoke in prielt for 45 minutes and had lunch. francis brought benedict a gift, an icon called the madonna of humility. a man released from prison 23 years after he was wrongly convicted. how he nearly lost his life hours after his release. >> a bittersweet day on the cal campus. women advance and men had their women advance and men had their hands full with the [ man ] i got this citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. we'll leave that there. you got a weather balloon, with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. go. ♪ keep on going in this direction. take this bridge over here. there it is! [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective. [ laughter ] [ male announcer ] earn points with the citi thankyou card and redeem them for just about anything. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. and
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Mar 25, 2013 9:00pm PDT
notice things changed from the weekend spencer is here a little cooler cloudy. >> cooler cloudy and moisture in the air although virtually no location are reporting rainfall except clover dale that reported 400. look at live doppler 7 hd and you can see a big mass of moisture just past over the east bay but at the moment no reports of any rain hitting the ground in these areas. however this little trail of moisture up in the north bay different story there where clover dale has reported 4 hundredths of an inch and may a little bit more as we get into the overnight hours. most ought bay area dry right now. moisture is passing through and not leaving much behind. little trail of moisture rather skinny but has produced measurable rain. nonetheless. live view of coyote tower from high definition roof top camera. 7 under mainly cloudy skies. temperatures 50 degrees in san francisco. 54 across the bay oakland. 51 san jose. 55 at santa cruz and another live view of the bay bridge from our high definition south beach camera downtown san francisco further temperature readings 4
KOFY
Feb 28, 2013 9:00pm PST
former governors and top advisors to president bush. obama view on gay marriage have changed dr. matcly since he was first elected president. >> marriage is between a man and woman. >> my feelings about this are constantly evolving. i struggle with this. >> i think same sex couple should be able to get married. >>reporter: at the time of that interview the president still said the issue should be left to the state's. but evolution continued and in january a hint of what was to come. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brother and sisters are treated like anyone else upped the law. >>reporter: supreme court will hear the case in less than a month. possibly deciding for the first time whether there is a constitutional right to marriage. jonathan karl abc news the white house. >> and white house says prt is hopeful a solution can be worked out to avert the 85 billion dollars in automatic spending reduction that go into effect midnight tomorrow. so-called sequester cuts. he and congressional leaders will knead meet about this tomorrow. rivrs across the board reduction in
KOFY
Mar 1, 2013 9:00pm PST
art celebration had a few changes. city reduced the size to 5 block. ban open alcohol and put more police on patrol. city made changes after teenager shot at february 1st friday one month ago. no reports of problems at tonight events. >> bay area basketball power house st. mary's now on probation for violating double a regulation. school was found guilty of breaking the rules and failing to monitor its program in the ncaa crack down. laura explains the violations and the penalties. >> in the proud of it. we are not perfect. >> while calling them harsh. st. mary's head basketball coach randy bennett accepts the sanction to his program handed down by the ncaa. >> i made some mistake. along the way here and some things if i could do it over i would do it differently but at this point need to move on and just try to make sure we are not in a situation again. >> penalty include putting the probation for 4 years. no office campus recruiting for coach ben e.he will be suspended for 5 games next season and the program alludes to a 13 scholarship for 2 seasons. >> we are ceainly disapp
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Mar 4, 2013 9:00pm PST
driver. 17-year-old chang was student at lowell high school in san francisco. she was hit by a car as she was crossing slope boulevard late saturday night. more tonight from 7 news reporter lee ann. >> the classmates and some of the closest friends came to police flowers at the intersection where the 17-year-old lowell high school student was struck. her friends were surprised to see the young girl father there. he came to warm them of the dangerous intersection. >> i just learned my daughter actually is a victim here. >>reporter: he said his daughter was out saturday night celebrating her birthday. she got off the bus and was crossing the intersection when police say she was hit by 29-year-old pwrivrment officer say somebody got hit. i told her i'm waiting for daughter to come back they ask what is her name and i told him the name and they said she's on her way to san francisco general hospital. >>reporter: the driver was arrested at the scene. >> he's arrested for felony dui and vehicular manslaughter. >>reporter: her friends remember her as an excellent runner on the trac
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Mar 15, 2013 12:00am PDT
. that will change. no radar returns to track from our high definition camera. you can see visibility is good and temperatures right now upper 40's santa rosa, napa most other areas in the mid 50's. change of season just around the corner and so is our weather pattern. i'll show you when rain is coming back that the picture. >> thanks very much. man responsible for keeping our border safe has been charged with internet child porn. story uncovered by abc 7 news all righter vick and seen only here. gilbert lamb homeland security agent. investigation into suspicion that he was sharing child porn began two years ago. investigators wept to lamb's home in san francisco and found 85 images they say and video on sophisticated computer system. >> being at the house and had he a whole closet downstairs and like had he os own independent server. several computers. several hard drive drives. electronic storage devices. >>reporter: lamb was arrested last week while working at sfo security checkpoint for passengers from overseas flights. he's being held on 150,000 dollar bail. >>> new at 11:00 sa
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Mar 22, 2013 9:00pm PDT
friday but the superintendent has changed that meeting to monday night. in san leandro, laura anthony, "abc 7 news". >> dan: there are reports of a security breach at apple tonight. the company has temporarily shut down a password reset system after discovering a flaw to allow users to access apple accounts. using just an email address and the date of birth reset the password. apple customer that has wanted to purchase apps but can't remember their password are unable to do so. apple is trying to fix the problem. >>> the oakland police department welcomed graduates of the academy into the ranks for the first time in four years. 166th academy class filed into oakland's scottish rites center. one father explained having his son graduate means more. >> i was overcome with emotion when the officers came in because i know the sacrifices that us as black people have made over the years. it is not at all a small thing when a black man pouts a badge and a gun. it's very much an honor. >> dan: even with these graduates, police chief says he needs 200 more officers to bring staffing level up to
KOFY
Mar 7, 2013 9:00pm PST
announce big changes today to the web site. something that on as you may know draws groans and complaints from its users. but as jonathan explains, these changes this time are ones that users have been asking for. >> today we are going to talk about a new design for your news feed. >>reporter: dressed in trademark hoodie and jeans ceo zuckerberg talked with reporters and no videocamera allowed this was shot by facebook. >> what we are trying to do is give everyone in the world the best personalize newspaper we can. >>reporter: he explained the new news feed is all about the visual. after all, pictures now make up almost half of what you see on facebook. but the changes go much deeper. >> just like a newspaper when you want to see every sports story and jump to the sports section you can jump to any different feed using the switc switcher at the top right of the page. >>reporter: feeds for music, pages you follow, one just for photo, and one is a blast from the past. >> i can come to my all friend feed and see everything single post from everyone of my friend in chron logical order.
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Mar 20, 2013 9:00pm PDT
their lives in the name of traffic safety. >>> and a major rule change for the nfl. the new safety regulation and what it could mean for the future of hard-hitting football future of hard-hitting football well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] call to get u-verse tv starting at $19 a month for 2 years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >>> good evening. i'm dan ashley. tonight overseas, president obama is in israel and this is the message he is sending that the united states will stand with israel if iran launches a nuke weapon. how serious is the president and is america really on the brink of another war perhaps? abc abc news reporter jonathanl is in jerusalem. >>> the president arrived in israel in a good mood. an open mike capturing banter with israeli prime minister nets. he was own jo
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Mar 27, 2013 9:00pm PDT
of manufacturing jobs back to silicon valley. >> and the look of the beginnings of a building that will change the san francisco skyline. >>> i'm spencer christian. just a chance of scattered sprinkles for now you. will it be wet for easter weekend? i'll have the accuweather forecast coming up. >>> also the new ways catching >>> also the new ways catching a giants game at at&t park will [ man ] i got this citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. we'll leave that there. you got a weather balloon, with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. go. ♪ keep on going in this direction. take this bridge over here. there it is! [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective. [ laughter ] [ male announcer ] earn points with the citi thankyou card and redeem them for just about anything. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. it's nice having u-verse, isn't it? see back in my day, we didn't have these newfangled wireless receivers. fangled? no, we watched march madness in the living room... that's where the tv outlet was. what is he talking about? and
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Mar 15, 2013 11:30am PDT
of stealing drug evidence is expected to change her plea. the 62-year-old woman is in federal court right now set to plead guilty to misdemeanor possession for taking cocaine from the crime laboratory in 2009. the lesser charge that results in the plea deal carry as maximum one year sentence. to previous trials resulted in a hung jury. because of the scandal, 500 drug-related cases were dismissed. >> the army now says they did not prosecute a former soldier on rape charges because there wasn't enough evidence. the former soldier killed to santa cruz police officers. goulet was accused in two rape cases in 2006 but the army says d.n.a. testing failed to link him to the victims. last month, goulet gun down a santa cruz detective elizabeth butler and loran "butch" baker, and the former defense secretary and bay area members of congress are demanding information on how the military handled the case. reuters suspended with pay a journalist accused of conspiring with a hacker group. the 26-year-old is facing federal charges for allegedly promising hackers access to the website of his former employe
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Mar 20, 2013 11:30am PDT
for the change in the way teachers are evacuated and compensated. highway does the teachers' union react? >> not well. the union calls the study "flawed, slanted and anti-union." that reaction does not bode well for the community groups who hoped educators and policymakers would get behind it. the national council makes 25 recommendations to the unify school district and seven to the state. >> great teaching does not happen by accident. it happens when there are good policies and excellence practices that are in place. >> a coalition of open community groups paid for the study. >> we know from our experiences and the research, that there is more we could be doing to set up our teaches for success. >> they say oakland needs to do a better job of hiring and assigning teachers. the district now hires teachers late in the summer when many candidates have already found other jobs. the council says principles should have final say over hiring and clarify teacher evaluation standards that are confusing, pay top teachers more with performance incentives and move to an eight-hour official work da
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Mar 21, 2013 11:30am PDT
visit to the west bank. what he is criticizing israel about. >> later, could big changes come to yosemite national park? why of the area's popular creature comforts are on [ man ] we have a go for auto sequence start. t-minus 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... ignition. [ male announcer ] launch your internet experience on at&t's newly expanded advanced digital network and connect more wi-fi-enabled devices at home. [ female announcer ] call to get u-verse high speed internet starting at $14.95 a month -- a guaranteed price for 12 months. or ask how to get your choice of a kindle fire hd, sonos play:3 or xbox 360 free with other qualifying internet offers. [ male announcer ] and get more speed for wi-fi gaming, more reliability than ever and more connectivity between devices. [ female announcer ] so call to get u-verse high speed internet starting at $14.95 a month -- a guaranteed price for 12 months. or ask how to get your choice of a kindle fire hd, sonos play:3 or xbox 360 free with other qualifying internet offers. [ male announcer ] u-verse high speed internet. [ man ] where all systems ar
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Mar 25, 2013 11:30am PDT
at the last minute, oops, i changed my mine. >> adriana, explain yourself. my fiance was pressuring me to get married. one day we're in vagas, he rents a limos, blinds folds me and all of a sudden, surprise i'm in a chapel. that was not a good surprise. i was a little tipsy, but not enough that i couldn't get away. so i did. >> so jen, can you accept adriana's baggage? >> jerry, can you see this girl? of course. adriana, yes. i will accept your baggage. >> congratulations! jen and adriana will enjoy a lovely dinner for two at a stake house in beverly hills. we'll see you next time on "baggage" wherever relationship is an open and shut case. wonderful. this is our best show ever. wonde[ male announcer ] rocky had no idea why dawn was gone for so long... ...but he'd wait for her forever, for any reason, and would always be there with the biggest welcome home. for a love this strong, dawn only feeds him iams. compared to other leading brands, it has 50% more animal protein. ...to help keep rocky's body as strong as a love that never fades... if he ever lets her leave again. iams. keep love stron
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Mar 26, 2013 11:30am PDT
is restored to the state of california. >> it is impossible to know with any certainty the changes that would be worked on society by redefining a fundamental institution like marriage. >> the debate over california's ban on same-sex marriage finally makes it to the highest court. good morning, everyone, i am eric thomas. >> supreme court justices heard oral arguments this morning on the constitutionality of prop 8, some say it was san francisco's move to marry same-sex couples in 2004 that gave birth to the voter approved ban. abc7 news reporter is live at the supreme court in washington, dc. >> it is a remarkable scene here at the supreme court, a sea of people lined up to witness history. inside the court, the nine justices weighing in on the explosive issue of same-sex marriage. >> today, the supreme court is examining the definition of marriage. the justices heard oral arguments in a case challenging california's proposition 8 that amended the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage. >> what harm to the institution of marriage or to opposite sex couples, how does the cause and effect
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Mar 27, 2013 11:30am PDT
me the $6 and keep going. >> in addition to the toll changes the speed has been raised to 25 miles an hour going through the toll gate. >> people go a little too fast. >>> history is being made in san francisco as officials break ground on what's expected to be the tallest skyscraper on the west coast. they are celebrating the start of construction on the new transbay transit tower. the tower will be next to the 41duvay transit center at 1st and mission street. it will be 1,070 feet tall, more than 50 feet taller than the old record holder. the project is expected to be finished in 2016. >>> kind of looking ahead, wondering if the easter bunny is going to be wet. >> a good chance of that. take a look at our camera, you'll see raindrops. temperatures range from the low 50s to the 60s and sunshine in san jose. i'll let you know who can expect rain and when when we come back. >> all right, thank you. and we're going to show you these terrifying moments as a large earthquake hits taiwan. it sent young people and children scattering for cover. >>> and a possible ban on the sale of bottl
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Mar 3, 2013 9:00pm PST
of the region. you can see as we sweep live, no visible returns, but things are going to start to change for us especially as we get into tuesday as a pretty strong cold front will bring return of rain to the bay area. looking live right now from high definition rooftop cam towards coilt tower, high clouds and fog redeveloping right near the coast. oakland at 52. half moon bay, 48. santa cruz, 52 degrees. the timing of the rain returning to the bay area we'll take a look at that coming up in a bitter. >>> queen elizabeth is in the hospital. the illness she is fighting and how she is doing tonight. and also the diet that dares to you eat what you want. the doctor behind the fast diet tells us how it works. and conservationist score a win and conservationist score a win in asia, well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ m
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Mar 4, 2013 11:30am PST
that could change h.i.v. treatment. the child born in mississippi to an h.i.v.-positive mother who had no prenatal care, was given relatively high doses of three antiviral drugs 30 hours after being born. the doctor who treated the baby talked about it. >> i did tests. as i started the drugs, there were two different tests showing in the next couple of days if we got results and that the baby was already infected. >> the child remained on the drugs for 15 months. then the doctor lost touch with the mother. what happened about a year later got the medical community's attention. >> the mom admitted she had not been giving the medicine for the past several months and i fully expected the babies numbers to go back up. but we drew the test, we got back, and still, undetectable. >> there was in trace of the virus. >> at firsts i thought i had been treating a child not actually infected. >> after laboratory work was checked and double checked, the doctors from boston and baltimore were brought in to begin research. now, at 2 1/2 years, the child is functionally cured and no longer requires an
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Mar 5, 2013 11:30am PST
it can change in a minute. we are hanging in there and we have not been tagged but we know it could happen. >> this started when a 16" underground water pipe from 1951 broke on wednesday before 3:00 a.m. two feet of water rushed down the seat. 23 homes were damages. days later the soil was giving way under the homes where owners thought water damage to the ground floor belongings was the worst they were going to have to deal with. but it turns out that is not the case and the future is uncertain for many of them with the rain coming underscoring the uncertainty. live from san francisco in west portal neighborhood. >> registered sex offender broke into a woman's home and he was arrested at 3:30 this morning. he was wearing an ankle bracelet and is currently on parole for burglary. police say that the woman called 9-1-1 after waking up to an intruder this her bedroom. the suspect was identified near the crime scene acting like a bystander. investigators say he had women's underwear in his pocket and was listening to police scanners on his cell phone. >> obvious police invite the polic
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Mar 7, 2013 12:00am PST
the sex of the baby she is having. it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. anticipation oakland's new police consultant made an appearance in the city. the police chief suggested lowering crime rates there and in new york and planing to do the same in oakland. john alston is live at police headquarters with the story for us. john? >> reporter: he has been in town for three days. he has been meeting with officials including governor brown and mayor quan. he is the man for the job and so now oakland's problems are his problems. >> the former head of police departments in l.a. and new york promised residents they would see in fast results. >> this is a very winnable situation in oakland. i think there is a lot
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Mar 13, 2013 9:00pm PDT
the election signals a big change for the church. >> the election of pope francis is a reminder that the center of gravity has is shifted from the northern hemisphere to the southern where the growth in the catholic church is happening. >> incredible because he is from argentina and near honduras. wow! >> wow, indeed. good evening. i'm dan ashley. it is now thursday morning at the vatican pope francis is beginning his first day on the job. he will meet with his predecessor pope benedict. josh elliott was at the vatican for the historic day. >> electricity and a&e palpable as the plumes of white smoke rose into the air. >> moments later there could be no doubt as the bell pealed and sent the tens of thousands into euphoria. as the celebration continued the vatican and military marching bands provided a soundtrack. a tangible anticipation filled the air. [ cheers and applause ] >> so history 266th pope was introduced. the 76-year-old jorge bergoglio of argentina who will now be known as pope francis. a theo logical conservative also known as a h humble man. in addressing assembled he acknowledged
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Mar 28, 2013 12:00am PDT
. >>> we have changes coming in our weather. let's get to cabbed yaw patel -- let's get to sandhya patel. >> sze seen sprinkles -- we have seen sprinkles and now we seeing quite a bit of cloud cover, and we are also seeing some fog down below. check out the visibility. it has dropped to a quarter of a mile. as you look at this view you can see it is murky out there. you will want to give yourself some extra time for the morning commute. not only fog, but clouds and sprinkles and temperatures in the 50s. showers in the forecast for the holiday weekend. we will have a time line coming up. ama? >> a little girl from san rafael showed big bravery when she was shot with an arrow while visiting the lawrence halve science. this is the x ray of the girl's leg. you can see the arrow went all the way through. cornell bernard spent time with the young victim and joins us live from berkeley with the story. >> reporter: police continue to search neighborhoods above the lawrence halve science for clues into who ever shot an eight-year-old girl with a crossbow arrow. tonight the young victim is talking
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Mar 1, 2013 12:00am PST
another mild difficult coming our way tomorrow but big changes after that. i'll tell you all about that in my accu-weather 7 day forecast. >> see you shortly. >> catholic church is without a leader tonight. college of cardinal take a few day to decide when they will enter conclave to elect the next pop pope. [ bells ringing]. >>reporter: pope benedict xv xvith stepped down today. first pope to did so in nearly 600 years. catholic around the world including those here in the bay year say they can only have faith in the selection process. >> put my 98th god to provide someone to lead the church who cap lead all of us. progressive one conservative one and hopefully bring us together with some idea of how to love the world and serve others even though we are all very different. >>reporter: decision of when to enter conclave will be made monday by more than 100 voting cardinal from around the world. >> momentum growing to strike down california proposition 8 ban on same sex marriage. president obama threw his administration weight behind the argument to over turn the ban in a frien
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Mar 5, 2013 12:00am PST
women saw the biggest change researchers not sure why. some health experts say it may tied to hire smoke rates obesity and less education. but life expectancy for men is holding steady at this point and someplaces actually improving. >> let's get a check on the changing weather forecast. >> rain finally returning in the bay area. spencer is in for sandy with that. >> yes it's here within the next 24 hours for sure. look at live doppler 7 hd and dry right now but as the rain approaches us issued point out that there is going to be snow over many of the mountains region of the state in fact winter storm warning in effect for mountains including central sierra tomorrow 7:00 p.m. to wednesday at 10:00 p.m. in the lake tahoe area with 10 to 20 inches of snow from the approaching system. meanwhile live view from the east bay camera here in emeryville looking towards the bay bridge right now we have temperature readings of 47 degrees in san francisco. 49 in oak land. 48 in san jose. another live view from the south beach camera here in downtown san francisco looking along the bay
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Mar 5, 2013 9:00pm PST
american leaders of his generation. abc news, miami. >> tonight big change business to take police for airport travelers for the first time since 9/11 the tsa is allowing some knives on board. announcement greeted with confusion an outrage by flight attendant. abc news reporter david curly has that story. >> things people try to carry on a plane my boggle your mind. but tonight after more than a decade of confiscating tens of millions of pocket knives the tsa says it's time for a change. you can now carry a small knife on board. >> we know that the small little items are unlakely to be used again to try and hijack an aircraft. >> in a month and a half you will be allowed to carry a folding knife if the blade is less than 2.36 inches long and a half inch wide. golfers will be able to kerr on 2 kluchbilitys and hockey lacrosse pl players can board with the stick. razor blade box cutter like those used by the hi jacker on 9/11 will still be banned. not everybody is able to deal with knife wielding passengers. which is why the flit attendant angry tonight saying they and the passe
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Mar 8, 2013 9:00pm PST
thousands because some lawmakers have is he the sight on them directly and now propose ago major change. that story tonight from abc 7 news reporter vick lee. ism the gun in the cow palless and gun on the street, kill. >> rudy of united players is a street activist who is trying to stop the violence. he says stopping gun show here at the cow palace is part of the effort. during the last year cross roads of the west gun show attracted over 400,000 customers video from cross road of the gun show says it's the most popular gun show in america. here at the cow palace the parking lot are always full. lines long. as they were in january. in the past there have been attempts to stop the gun show all faile failed. cow palace sits on state land. so local authorities have no power to ban them. but now all of that may end. state senator leno has his way. resolution requires the worried povrd of supervisors of both san mateo and san francisco counties to officially approve gun show at the cow palace or else they can't be held. since both boards have already gone on record opposing them
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Mar 15, 2013 9:00pm PDT
for the changes major upgrade remain like new landscaping. new street lights. state of the art traffic control signals. wider sidewalk and bike lanes. >> you try to make the best out of the life you can. >>reporter: optimist. >> i am optimistic. >>reporter: project funded largely through measure b. alameda county sales tax. starting at 8 tonight police will assist confused drivers. look at the hayward loop go to our web site 7 nuts.com. in hayward, nick smith abc 7 news. >> time to get the green on. st. patrick's day is coming a day early in san francisco. 162 edition of the parade tomorrow morning starting at 1 11:30 at market and second street. the parade ends at civic center plaza where human festival actually gets under way there at 10:00 exploratorium celebration is the largest on the west coast. of course plenty of green and dancers and bag pipe too. don't forget the sprt phone. this year you cap watch live dancing from ireland from the web feed. mayor ed lee in ireland right now and will address the crowd. go to our web site to find that link. you will see it under see it on tv. >
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Mar 28, 2013 9:00pm PDT
to change. that state bill 289 would set a zero tolerance standard for drivers under the influence of illegal drugs. right now drugged driving cases tough to prosecute because no legal standard exist ins california lick for drinking there is a legal limit, right. well retired chp officer tells the story of his son also a chp officer killed on the job killed by driver high on marijuana. he failed all field so bright test and lab test too but not convicted. >> we had to try and convince the jury that there was impairment. but with our culture people say notice don't believe under the nruchlt 2 89 that individual would have been found guilty and would have had to found him guilty. >>reporter: new bill proenza poses same zero tolerance standard all commercial drivers are currently subject to. >> all right. let's move on to the weather forecast spencer here tracking a little moisture on doppler 7. >> yes dissipating right now but coming back for the weekend. >> tomorrow looking great. here's a look at live doppler 7 hd showing no patches of green right now so that means no precipi
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Mar 13, 2013 12:00am PDT
me down or something. after that i changed my life and moved around. >> he stayed on the most wanted list for six months. his lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount in damages. neither the oakland police nor the city attorney would comment on the case. >>> berkeley firefighters brought a potentially catastrophic gas fire under control this afternoon. the fire ignited when a construction worker unintentionally dug into the line. it happened in a north berkeley neighborhood not far from the cal campus. you can see a truck and a house nearby were damaged. the good news here was no one was hurt. and it looks like famous berkeley restaurant will push back the reopening date. the restaurant was damaged last friday as we reported in a fire. on its website this weekend he says that all reservations were canceled through march 23rd. today it says they are canceled through the 30th. they need another week. it is still not clear what started the fire, but investigators believe it may have been an electrical problem. a lot more to bring you here. coming up next, catholic cardinals are moment usa wa
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Mar 16, 2013 12:00am PDT
are spectacular. they are always changing and it is never the same from day-to-day and year to year. they are breathtaking. >> and the best is yet to come. many of the falls reach their peak low in may. the water falls are some of the many attractions in the park. the iconic sites draw people from all-around the world all year long. in yosemite, abc7 news. >>> we have a gorgeous weekend ahead with some rain on the way. >> not so fast. here is sandhya patel. >> well, yes, larry and carolyn, i will hold off the rain until next week. you have a chance to enjoy this as you look from our high definition emeryville camera. check out the sunset. the high clouds we had all day long larry was complaining about , they parted ways. let's check out live doppler 7hd. we are now seeing clearing as you will notice. there are patches of fog forming along the coastline and our radar will be tracking rain. from the high definition rooftop camera there is a view of the bay bridge. the visibility is looking good. the temperatures look like 56 in fairfield and 51 in santa rosa and it is 52 in los gatos.
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Mar 8, 2013 11:30am PST
. waters did not want the sprinklers originally fearing they would change the look of the restaurant. but her builder insisted. >> if anything going wrong it will save the porch. it really did save the restaurant this time. >> it is not the first fire at chez panisse. the last fire was 31 years and a day ago. she said that fire started in the fireplace between the dining room and kitchen. memories that haunt her today. >> it was right before my partner died and...it has a lot of...a lot of emotional sadness. >> insurance saved the restaurant then. waters assures she will be fine this time. she will rebuild and perhaps expand, with devoted diners look forward to that day. >> she will be rebuilding and it will be beautiful. she believes in excellence and quality. that place will be as beautiful as before if not even better. >> chose announced they are canceling all reservations through manner 31 and she would like to re-open the undamaged portion of the restaurant, the upstairs cafe as soon as possible but the problem is in order to do that she has to figure out how to rebuild the down
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Mar 11, 2013 11:30am PDT
want to try to change the conversation from what we cannot to do what we can. no matter how much progress we have made women are far from having seats at the table where most decisions are made from the corporate boardroom all the way to the pta meeting, our voices are not equally heard. >> facebook coo says she wants to create a movement, and is focusing on action and progress among women who have been stuck for the last 10 years, citing that only 15 percent of the top jobs in corporate america belong to women and only 4 percent of stay at home parents are men. >> we are still held back by the stereotypes. the national retailer printed wunsies for kids for the boys, smart like daddy, and the girls, pretty like mommy. that was just two years ago. in her book she says that too many working women hold themselves back preventing their own success because they are conditioned to cheese being appreciateed over assertive. >> we call our daughters bossy but not our sons. we need to say she has executive leadership skills. >> she is criticized for candor and admits it comes because of he
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Mar 12, 2013 11:30am PDT
and others say they are watching carefully. >> i am sure they will make the changes so we are already almost done with the school year so we are not going to pull our son out. i feel for the child and the parents. >> the police say at this point it appears to be an isolateed incident. they are trying to figure if they will charge the teacher with a crime. the teacher took a picture of the child and showed it to other teachers including the child's mother who contacted authorities . >> the child's mother has been a teacher here and last week felt because of this incident she could not continue. >> officials planned to hold a meeting tonight to discuss this with parents, some of whom say they will not abandon the school. >> the school is new and i want to support the school. >> we are devastated and shocked this is a horrible incident. we deplore it in the greatest way possible. they. be holding a meeting tonight for parents to discuss all of this and the teacher for longer works here. the police still have people to interview and they say they have not talked with the teacher in question and
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Mar 14, 2013 9:00pm PDT
meteorologist sandhya from dry to wet when the parent is change coming up. >> thanks. stay with us. 7 news at 9:00 continues in just news at 9:00 continues in just a moment. been waiting for the price of mattresses to fall? news at 9:00 continues in just then hurry, sleep train's beautyrest and posturepedic closeout sale is ending soon. save up to 40% on closeout sets from beautyrest and posturepedic. save hundreds on floor samples and closeout inventory. these prices are falling fast, but these deals won't last. sleep train's beautyrest and posturepedic closeout sale ends soon. superior service, best selection, lowest price, guaranteed. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ is. >> now to story only on abc 7 news tonight. bay area homeland security agent is facing child pornography charges. investigation started back in 2011 and ended justless week with the arrest of this man. gilbert lamb be. vick lee with the exclusive details. >>reporter: police arrested gilbert lamb be almost year and a half ago for exchanging child porn on the internet. investigators went
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